February 25 marked what would have been George Harrison’s 75th birthday. The Beatles lead guitarist passed away in 2001 from throat cancer at the age of 58. To celebrate, The Beatles VEVO released the video for the George Harrison penned Magical Mystery Tour deep cut, “Blue Jay Way.” A great choice as the song is one of Harrison's most underrated songs with The Beatles.
“Blue Jay Way” is reportedly about a foggy night Harrison spent in the Hollywood Hills while jet-lagged waiting for Beatles press manager Derek Taylor. As you can imagine, the 1967 track and video are pretty psychedelic. You can watch the video above.
As ABC news reported, Harrison’s former Beatles bandmate Paul McCartney wished his friend a happy birthday via Twitter with a touching picture of the two friends during their Beatles days. You can check out the tweet below. George’s widow Olivia and his son Dhani also shared a video of Beatles collaborators Billy Preston and Eric Clapton performing Harrison’s “Isn’t It a Pity."
“Blue Jay Way” is the latest in a series of videos released on The Beatles VEVO beginning in 2015.
Happy Birthday Georgie. Wonderful memories. pic.twitter.com/JklMJ79Zeo— Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) February 25, 2018